Computing for College Carroll Center for the Blind

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Contact Information

Carroll Center for the Blind
Contact: Dina Rosenbaum, Chief Program Officer
Email Address:
Phone: 617-969-6200 x238
Alternate Phone: 800-852-3131 x4834
Fax: 6179696204

770 Centre Street Newton, MA 02458
Area Served: Greater Boston

Map Location Computing for College


Advanced computer training for visually impaired high school and college students, ages 15-22.  

Summer Computing for College
Strong written communication and computer skills are a necessity for students who attend college. In three- weeks, students advance their computer skills in internet access, email, and research, word processing tasks, and scanning with various formats. Students learn to search and download e-texts. Effective note taking skills are integrated into the classes. Demonstrations of web-based college management software will be provided.

Students will be provided with training in Windows 10, file management, Microsoft Office 365 applications, email, web browsing, scanning documents, and accessing e-books. A demonstration of an online learning management system will be provided. The use of digital book players, such as the Victor Reader Stream, and iOS devices, such as the iPhone, will be covered. Students will attend lectures on topics including computer security and data backup; social networking; and student life.

Participants must be able to type at least 20 words per minute on a computer keyboard with a high level of accuracy. Students are expected to take and refer to notes throughout the course. Students should be current users of Windows with either the JAWS screen reader, ZoomText Magnifier/Reader, or MAGic Screen Magnification software. Students are encouraged to bring and use the laptop computer that they expect to use in their college studies. In addition to classroom activities, students will participate in field trips and evening recreation programs. Housing is available.

Service Types

  • Schools - Day
  • Skills Training

Program Type

  • Assistive Technology and Equipment
  • Education

Populations Served

  • Blind
  • Visual Impairment

Ages Served

  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms

Additional Information

  • Fees: Personal Funds